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Ideas For Amateurs Who Want To Start A Successful Business

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Maybe you sigh every time you read something about amateurs starting successful businesses because it seems like a pipe dream for most people. It’s all a matter of luck, right? And most people don’t have the time or financial backing to risk pursuing such a drastic career change, business change, and life change. Well, it might not be as out of reach as you think. Here are some ideas for amateurs who want to start a successful business.

Selling produce

If you love growing vegetables or fruit in your garden then you might just have a successful business model on your hands. There’s always a market for homegrown produce. In fact, it’s becoming increasingly popular in the modern age because people are craving organic and healthy alternatives to overly-processed food in big stores. You could set up a stall at your local market and start building a reputation for yourself. It’s a relatively simple business model – you just need to sell good food.

Entering the property market

If you’re a little more ambitious when it comes to starting your own business then you might want to consider the property market. It’s a great place to start for amateurs who are looking for a winning business model. If you have the right guidance and do sufficient research then you can easily make a profit by buying or selling properties. Alternatively, you might want to take the route of starting an estate agency. But if you’re going to start that type of business in the property market then you’ll want to look into AML checks for estate agents. This industry depends on proper identifications and verifications when it comes to the people you hire. And the best piece of advice for any amateur is to run your business as professionally as possible; fake it until you make it, in other words.

Freelancing

Of course, one of the best ways to start a successful business as an amateur is to turn your hobby into a business. Freelancing gives you the opportunity to be your own boss and make all the profit for the work you do. It might sound more difficult to run a business on your own, but there are so many sites in the modern age that let people sell their services at a price. You should check out Fiverr or Freelancer because these freelancing sites help you connect with potential clients by advertising your gigs for you.

Think about any talents you might have. If you’re skilled with words then you could become a ghostwriter. If you take some excellent pictures on Instagram then you could offer to do the same for others. If you’re a master on dating sites then you could even offer to help people tidy up their profiles so they stand a better chance of matching with people. There are clients in all manner of niche industries on the internet. You could simply do the work you did for past employers and get to keep all the profit.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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